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Old 04-06-2020, 05:26 AM
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Default Disposable carburetors?

I have a Kandi 110 with the Honda Z clone motor and have been doing some rehab to it since we can't do anything else. I pulled the carb and was going to clean it, but there is nothing to disassemble. You can't even take the bowl off to get to the jets!

Is this normal with these clones?

A new carb is only $20, so it's not really worth worrying about it too much.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:34 AM
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What!? Maybe the bowl is threaded on? They had to assemble it somehow.... please post a couple pics. A PZ19 is what I imagine you're looking at, if you want a better quality replacement , Mikuni makes a 19mm (vm16) but it will take longer to get. I got one for my 50cc Honda clone and I couldn't be happier with it!
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:58 AM
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Yes, it's a PZ19. I've opened what I'd thought was about all kinds of carbs, but I don't ever recall seeing one that you couldn't remove the bowl easily.
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Maybe someone ground off the head to make clearance for some other part where it once fited.....

Off hand there is a slight protruding amount on the through side.
You might be able to stick it ever so carefully in a vice or even vicegrips, and turn the carb to break the fastener seal...
Once its a little looser, you might be able to cut a slot in it and use a flathead to unscrew it....
Replace the screw with a new one after the removal...
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I think those have the bolts that the head snaps off when they get to torque like some ignition switches do. Your only real option is to cut a slot in it for a screwdriver and replace the bolts, or just replace the whole carb. They do that to keep people from messing with the insides of them.
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Vise grips (file flat spots on opposite sides) and cutting a slot would be my go to also but I'd drill a centered 1/16" pilot hole (about a 1/4" deep) first in case that doesn't work, then you can use a 3/16" drill bit to pop the heads off. It usually leaves enough to still get vise grips on what's left of the screw but file flats again. If all else fails, bail!
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Old 04-06-2020, 05:37 PM
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Well, I wasn't really having any trouble with it, so for now I just cleaned it up and blew it out a bit. If I do decide that I need to get them out, I'll probably us a left twist bit first. Although the slot for a screwdriver would probably work as well. But for $20, I doubt I'll mess with it too much.
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I've purchased KF Standard of Japan 150cc carbs that were shipped like that. No bowl screws and the mixture screw is capped. They're plug & play and not meant to be tampered with. I use them as test carbs when I run into an unusual diagnostic issue. Can't go wrong for the price. I've removed the mixture screw caps in mine to at least try to get a smooth idle when testing something.

https://www.drowsports.com/gy6-150cc...or-fixed-bowl/
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